Our favorite daughter of disgraced University of Southern California defrauders is starting 2021 off pretty well. Olivia Jade Giannulli has given us so much and now this: In a photo of her dancing (quick COVID accounting: mask-less with other people, however, they are outside so???), she wrote, “2021 let’s just keep the vibes good, k?”
And why shouldn’t she be in a place where the “vibes” are “good” and she’d like to keep it that way? We all have an imperative to self-preserve. Her mother, Lori Loughlin, with who she has said she’s very close, is out of prison, having served her time for her part in the college-admissions scandal. (In May, she and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty to paying $500,000 to get Olivia Jade and her sister, Isabella, into the University of Southern California as crew recruits, despite never participating in the sport. Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison, plus fines and community service, whereas Giannulli will serve five months, along with his own fines and community service.)
Olivia also got a spot on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Watch show, Red Table Talk, under the wire in December. Pinkett Smith forgave her of her transgressions in white, upper-class privilege, and it worked somewhat like a kind of reputation clearinghouse. And if the public hasn’t totally forgiven her, at least they might be forgetting. It’s been a while since we first saw those photos of her pretending to train for the crew team on the ergometer.
Giannulli is still in prison and won’t get out until spring, but the vibes, it would seem, are going to keep on keeping on regardless.
— Inside the Always Online, All-Consuming World of Twin Flames Universe— Rudy Giuliani’s Daughter, Caroline, on How to Accept That Trump Lost— Carl Lentz, Ranin Karim, and Hillsong’s Unfurling Scandal— Billie Eilish Shares How She Spent the Pandemic in Latest Time Capsule— The Queen Says Goodbye to Her Beloved Dorgi, Vulcan— Barack Obama on His Book, the Election, and What Actually Makes America Great— How We Unmasked the Hollywood Con Queen Suspect— From the Archive: Her Most Loyal Subjects, a History of the Queen’s Kennels— Not a subscriber? Join Vanity Fair to receive full access to VF.com and the complete online archive now.